The 2023 Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMs) is here.
The 58th annual award show, co-hosted by country legends Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks, is held in Frisco, Texas this year. This will be Parton’s second time hosting the show and Brooks’ first time taking on the role.
Country artist HARDY is the leading nominee at the ACMs, while “Yellowstone” actress and singer-songwriter Lainey Wilson is right behind with six nominations.
Among Hardy’s seven nominations are two in the song of the year category: “Wait in the Truck” and “Sand in My Boots,” a song performed by Morgan Wallen and co-written by HARDY, Ashley Gorley and Josh Osborne.
Wallen is not expected to attend the ACMs due to a health issue.
The star-studded event will feature performances from Parton, Ed Sheeran, Jason Aldean and Miranda Lambert.
Here’s a look at this evening’s winners:
Entertainer of the year:
Female artist of the year:
Male artist of the year:
Duo of the year: Brothers Osborne
Group of the year: Old Dominion
New male artist of the year: Zach Bryan
New female artist of the year: Hailey Whitters
Album of the year:
Single of the year:
Song of the year: “She Had Me At Heads Carolina” – Cole Swindell
Visual media of the year: “Wait in the Truck” – Hardy feat. Lainey Wilson
Music event of the year:
Artist-songwriter of the year: Hardy
Songwriter of the year: Ashley Gorley